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SAWS 2.0 or Toytec

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by wil16714, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Dec 30, 2008 at 6:30 PM
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    wil16714

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    Hey. Gotta '04 Tacoma 4x4 TRD. Have decided to lift it 3" to fit 285/75r16 tires. I've done a ton of research, and have decided to go with coilovers in the front. This is my DD and most of my wheeling is on the beach. Anyway, I can't decide whether to go with the SAWs 2.0 or the Toyec's. Any prefrences out there, and why. Thanks.
     
  2. Dec 30, 2008 at 6:37 PM
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    chris4x4

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    From what I have heard, the Toytechs are getting GREAT reviews.
     
  3. Dec 30, 2008 at 6:38 PM
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    Cobra69

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    I'm running the SAW's 2.0 now they are stronger then Toytec's and completely rebuildable. Toytec's are nice but the long skinny shank that connects to the lower A-arm is a weak link. I wheel my truck hard never had a problem with my SAW's.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2008 at 6:48 PM
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    Here is a comparison in material.........the Saw's are beefier then ToyTec's and I'm wrong on the Toytec's The must have redesigned them since i looked at them two years ago......they actually look better and stronger then the older ones they were selling.

    TT-AFCS-550.jpg
    saw.jpg
     
  5. Dec 30, 2008 at 6:49 PM
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    Hope that helps you out.
     
  6. Dec 30, 2008 at 7:19 PM
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    Thanks for the quick reply. How is the highway ride with the SAWs? Did you have to do any trimming to get those tires to fit? I want to go with the MT Baja ATZ at 265/75r16 with Procomp Rims.
     
  7. Dec 31, 2008 at 5:59 AM
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    It rides awesome on the street........better then stock. I added a 1" body lift to fix the very minor rubbing at full stuff.
     
  8. Dec 31, 2008 at 6:02 AM
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    with the type of wheeling you do You shouldn't have any issues with rubbing the wheel-well.
     
  9. Dec 31, 2008 at 7:29 AM
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    Thanks again man. I think I'll go with the SAW's. Any recommendations on where to order them from? I checked a few places, but like to explore all my options
     
  10. Dec 31, 2008 at 7:45 AM
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    x2 on SAWs being great and x2 on wheelersoffroad

    the sheer fact that they are rebuildable should put them above the toytecs...not that theres anything wrong with the toytechs...but i like knowing that for $75-$100 i can keep using my same suspension for many miles instead of having to replace them
     
  12. Dec 31, 2008 at 6:30 PM
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    Man... if youy going to do Coil Overs .... you gotta go with companys that hold down there product... for instants. Donahoe Racing, Camburg or KING. They all ranger about 1000 dollars. look into it.
     
  13. Dec 31, 2008 at 6:48 PM
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    SAWs 2.0s will suffice if only really cruising the beach...

    toytec coilovers will hold up as well, but if ever finding yourself in a situation to whoop it up on the sand, the higher end coilovers would be a more worry-free option...

    if not planning to abuse the truck too badly, you really dont need to drop all that cash on it...
     
  14. Dec 31, 2008 at 11:37 PM
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    seeing that the OP is in jersey i'd bet against him building a desert truck...in which case the SAWs will be fine...theyre an excellent quality coilover and will hold up to bout anything he finds near him
     
  15. Dec 31, 2008 at 11:39 PM
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    did you dd tonight??? you need some beers man!!!
     
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    i did indeed dd tonite...and its a good thing we did...route from selected bar back to buddy's house went thru 2 checkpoints and then route from his house to mine included a 3rd plus i passed several troopers hanging out running radar and stuff
     
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    good deal and good to hear man!!
     
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    it was a good night though...got some free pizza and met a new girl...and...i hate to say it...but she'll give greysky a run for her hotness money

    shes blonde...drives a truck (not a tacoma though :rolleyes:) likes guns and beer...and apparently likes me

    oh and shes HOT! :D

    and not in arizona
     
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    then that means you gotta bring her to rock thrill!!!!!:D
     
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    lol we'll see how it goes :D
     
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